Dec 23, 2012 5:00am PST
. even though they've never metd alex birdie is one of the youngest volunteers. here's dan lothian with his story. >> reporter: it takes a lot of people to make a president. big-time advisers, big donors and a very big rolodex bulging with volunteers, one of the youngest might well be 16-year-old alex birdie. >> i think politics is going to be my route. >> he's not your typical teenager. politics is in ms. blootd and passion is in his heart. >> one day we were driving along listen to go to political radio. we have to go in now. >> in 11th grade went all in, juggling high school classes and part-time courses at a local community college canvassing for president obama. >> we're a middle class family. when we talk to them, it's he relatable. she has a son in high school. >> training campaign volunteers old enough to be his parents. >> the first time i can see a lot of faces. i had to start screaming training over here. from a kid, no? that wouldn't be useful, would it. >> one campaign official urged him to brag about his experience so adults would trust him. 2012 was the first rodeo.